Serengeti Camping Safari Excursion - Optional

  • The cost of the optional Serengeti excursion upgrade package is not included in the tour price. 
  • The cost to participate in the 3 night/ 4 day camping excursion is ZAR 15 800 per person.
  • This rate is based on a minimum of 4 guests booking and is subject to increase if there is only 1 guest participating in this activity.
  • In order to ensure availability of this optional activity, we request that you pre-book and pre-pay this activity together with your tour purchase.
  • Single supplement charges paid on the tour do not cover the Serengeti excursion, therefore please expect to share with a fellow guest for the duration of the Serengeti excursion.

The Serengeti excursion is operated in 4×4 safari vehicles in order to tackle the challenging side roads in the parks. The overland truck and crew (and fellow guests who have not purchased the upgrade) will be based in the town of Karatu and you will be separated from the group for the 3 nights. You will be required to pack overnight bags for your excursion – please ensure your valuables and luggage which you are not taking is locked in your locker in the overand truck.

The campsites we visit are fully owned by the Tanzania National Parks Board. Over 90,000 tourists visit the Serengeti National Park annually. These facilities are sadly not always sufficiently maintained by the Parks Board and we have attempted to offer our services to improve the situation, however our offers were not accepted. We do ask that you have an open mind when visiting the ablutions in the Serengeti National Park. Please supply your own wet wipes and toilet paper. 

Day 1 Arusha - Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti is most famous for the annual migration when over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, then swirling west and north after the longs rains in April, May and June. While the migration is heavily dependent on the rains and viewing of the spectacle cannot be guaranteed, we will make the most of our time in the Serengeti in search of the various animal species that frequent the plains.

After a short briefing at the accommodation in Arusha, we depart in 4x4 safari vehicles and set off for the Serengeti National Park, enjoy our first game drive (safari) as we enter in the afternoon and make our way to our camp.
Accommodation: Bush Camp: Seronera Campsite or similar. 
Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Route: Arusha (Ndoro Lodge) to Serengeti National Park

Day 2 Serengeti National Park
Our route today depends on the movement of the game (wild animals) and sightings, however, we spend the entire day game driving (safari) through the Serengeti. Apart from the annual migration, the Serengeti is also home to the “big five“, and it is claimed that the Serengeti is home to the highest population of lions anywhere in Africa.
Accommodation: Bush Camp: Seronera Campsite or similar.
Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions.

Day 3 Ngorongoro Crater Excursion
Today we explore more of the Serengeti and make our way to the famous Ngorongoro Crater. We drive down to the bottom of the Crater, where we try and see as many animals as possible.
Accommodation: Bush Camp: Simba Campsite or similar.
Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions.

Day 4 Arusha
We pack up early and leave our camp to enjoy our final game drive in the Ngorongoro area as we make our way to the exit. We should reach Arusha early evening where we will reunite with our truck, crew and fellow guests.
Accommodation: Ndoro Lodge or similar.
Facilities: Accommodated:  Two per Room with Shared Ablutions/ Camping:  Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Route: Ngorongoro to Arusha